Granville County shelter saved more dogs, cats in 2020
Posted January 15, 2021 5:59 a.m. EST
Oxford, N.C. — The Granville County Animal Shelter said it had to euthanize fewer dogs and cats in 2020 than in previous years.
Last year, the shelter took in more than 2,200 dogs, cats and wildlife. The shelter was able to place more than 2,000 of the animals with families but was forced to euthanize 123 animals.
According to the shelter, efforts to trap, neuter and release feral cats has helped.
The shelter is located at 5650 Cornwall Road in Oxford.
A WRAL report found more than 10,000 dogs and cats were euthanized in North Carolina shelters in 2019 due to lack of space, especially in rural counties.
Although the Cumberland County Animal Shelter, which takes in more animals than most shelters in the state, had to euthanize 3,241 dogs and cats in 2019, Director Elaine Smith said help from the community is bringing that number down.
To help save more lives, people can adopt animals instead of buying from breeders, volunteer at their local shelter, ask about fostering animals in need and spay and neuter their pets.